New List — Angela Rey

– Work out – Walk the dogs – Sleep less – Be awake more – Mark the seasons – Rescue the yuppies – Name your demons – Bemoan the loss of your spatula… Continue reading

2 Photographs — Edward Lee

Click images to enlarge. *** Edward Lee‘s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.… Continue reading


               As I write this, a narcissist holds the highest office in our country. The narcissistic personality is one with which I am all too familiar, for… Continue reading

2 Poems — Stephanie Athena Valente

Merry Widow pour honey in a voicemailagreement & olfactory neurons the latin word for lucky scenti hate perfume, but who do you use?put me in short videos how much does organic content cost?the… Continue reading

GRIEF SONATA — Syble Heffernan

Part 1: The Exposition August 29, 2019. It is an average morning by all accounts; I am both a university student and a writer, fervent in the mission to abandon every relative truth… Continue reading

Blue Quarry — John Grey

If it was just the blue of the sky that would be one thing but it’s the blue of the minerals in the soil, and the eyes of the girl I took down… Continue reading

The Birds in Silhouette — Ann Gaygan

*** Ann Gaygan is a graduate of School of Visual Arts in New York City and has worked as a graphic designer, information technology specialist, and in administration for higher education.

Hitchcock Asks Tippi to Star in The Birds — Shari Caplan

Maybe I model, but I do sweat when a movie mogul slides a black box across at Liz Taylor’s favorite restaurant. Order the chili, he commands, massive hands a temple mid-table. In the… Continue reading

POE AND CHIVERS — Anne Whitehouse

  “There’s a fine line between clever and stupid.”                                                                             –“This is Spinal Tap”              Poe’s association with Thomas Holley Chivers, a poet who idolized him and… Continue reading

On Marie Blanchard’s “Woman with a Fan” — Diane Kendig In the Reina Sofia Museum of Madrid North of here, in the Palace of Catalan Music Hall, fans froth its matinee audience, plain and lacy, some sold to match its stained glass… Continue reading

2 Stories — Mike Dillon

April 10, 1963 I first heard the word “Jew” said in that certain way on April 10, 1963 when I was twelve. I know the exact date because on the short drive to… Continue reading

lotophagia — RC deWinter

i’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of cognitive dissociation a carnival of synesthesia possible only in a lotus eater’s dream looking at sound hearing color touching scents tasting you if there is a… Continue reading

The Dark Moon and the Eclipses — Christopher Pieterszoon Routheut

In the invisible distance, the dark moon moves across, and occults, the summer sun. Midday’s midnight. The consecution’s confused. The century’s spectacle, barely begun, so soon has half finished fast. Here, however, resting… Continue reading

Passages: Rondeau Redouble — Charlotte Mandel

Circadian rhythm eases sleep at night. The seasons orbit to a cosmic scheme. Earth spins—a whirligig that plays with light. I wake to music, sunrise sets the theme. Dust atoms shimmer gold in… Continue reading

The falling salt of street lamps — DS Maolalai

5am. driving my wife to the airport. not talking much because it’s 5am except at one point we have some fun speculating why a man who’s walking might be walking at this time.… Continue reading

Featured Artist — Tony Belobrajdic

  Click images to enlarge.   *** Born in Croatia in 1958, Tony Belobrajdic is a full-time figurative artist. He started exhibiting in late seventies and had his first solo show in 1983,… Continue reading

Grand Prix — Paige Elizabeth Wajda

After Mario Kart 1: You are rocket start on a Peach Beach, bump bitches you pass by, banana slipstream, revving and swerving; mushroom drift. 2: You are cool contender, transforming into Bullet Bill, avoiding bob-omb blasts,… Continue reading

The Lake House, Later — Brenden Wysocki

         A woman is dead, I know this.          There is a police station, a polygraph, and a political favor to speed up the process, I know this because this is what I am told.… Continue reading

Ekphraseis — Bradley J. Fest

for Taylor Baldwin’s The Oracle [W]hen I look at that of which I may regard myself as the imaginary possessor, I fix upon what would give me pleasure in my average moments. .… Continue reading

Under the Rope Swing — Evan James Sheldon

The husband thought things were going pretty well between himself and his wife until he found the dead birds. He came home on a lunch break and while he was pulling up, a… Continue reading

Queen Conch — Amy Schmitz

I thought I was done with fish tired of the pull and scrape but if I walk through a fishery with a man who is still my husband just seven years older than… Continue reading

Inside Story Paintings — Jan Donley

“Jan Donley’s Inside Story Paintings combine her love of train riders and her love of literature. All of her art is painted and layered on an iPad screen. She uses an app called… Continue reading

A Quarter Die — Linette Marie Allen

Take 1 : Everybody loves eagles. Those roping off territories in Kafkaesque sky, those caked in nylons over kindergartens and castles and jailhouses, those choked over silverbacks. And the latter, yes, one of… Continue reading